California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Region's Fish Identification Quiz

The Marine Region newsletter, Marine Management News, has featured a fish identification quiz in each issue since 2005. The quizzes not only aim to help fishermen identify marine fish, they summarize the following information to provide hints on each species' identity:

  • life history
  • species range
  • size
  • preferred habitat
  • regulations
  • commercial fishery information
  • recreational fishery information

To enter the quiz drawing, participants must provide a correct common name, the correct scientific name, and the correct California bag limit. Entrants who win the drawing receive a CDFW Saltwater Fish Tagging Program cap. Select any of the quizzes below, and see how well you know your California marine fishes and fishing regulations!


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